A new take on this classic comfort food allows for easy preparation and a fraction of the work. The Crockpot allows you to put dinner on before leaving for work, and still come home to a home cooked meal.

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I’ve made this with the same layering in the oven as well. Both are s great way to enjoy this favorite. The recipe can easy customized for dietary needs and you can also make a soup with the same ingredients.

Heavy-duty Crock Pot Liners BPA-free Made in the USA, 8 Count, Bags Fit 3-8 Quart Oval and Round Slow Cooker

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My mom introduced me to using these. They make cleanup so easy…simply remove and toss. 
Heavy-duty Crock Pot Liners BPA-free Made in the USA, 8 Count, Bags Fit 3-8 Quart Oval and Round Slow Cooker

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Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion diced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste
Great Value tomato, basil, garlic sauce
(Only 1g sugar vs Prego 9g per serving)
Or
2cans Red Gold tomatoes diced italian
            (5g carbohydrates per serving)
2 packages frozen ravioli
Frozen drained spinach if desired
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In large skillet or dutch oven brown minced beef
  • Drain excess fat
  • Add onion, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and pasta sauce or tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper if needed
  • In lined Crockpot layer Meat sauce cheese, ravioli
  • Repeat making about 3 layers
  • Top with more mozzarella and sprinkle with Parmesan if desired

Make ahead and go from freezer to dinner in about 40 minutes. Layer in foil pans a add to your freezer meal selection. (We put the directions in the lid so even my husband can make it)

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Foil Pans with Lids – 9×13 Aluminum Pans with Covers – 25 Foil Pans and 25 Foil Lids – Disposable Food Containers Great for Baking, Cooking, Heating, Storing, Prepping Food

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*Tips*

You can substitute cheese tortellini if you cannot find ravioli. Both work in Crockpot or oven.

Adding a vegetable like Spinach or Zucchini makes this a one pot easy meal. 

Of course a fresh salad goes great too.

For soup add tomato sauce. Be careful not to overcook your pasta or it will disintegrate.  Add pasta last and top bowl with cheese.

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